Shy Robot Films


"I am a cybernetic organism, living tissue over metal endoskeleton."

- T-800 Model 101


SHY ROBOT FILMS is a profile of the work of Danny McCarthy,

a Chicago producer, editor, and filmmaker. 

Danny McCarthy has split time creating commercial and creative work. He has worked in the commercial space as a producer, editor, and stop motion animator in advertising and marketing since moving back to Chicago from Madison, WI in 2009. He has worked with clients ranging from local mom and pops to international corporate clients. The goal always being to get the highest quality work out the limited time we have, ideally with smiles on faces.

On the creative side, Danny has also written, produced, shot and directed his own short films as well as worked in various roles from grip to AD on others. In 2016, he served as the Location Manager on an independent feature film, and directed a web series set for an early 2017 release. Being involved in creative work is an important part of his life as it not only allows personal expression, but it in turn affects his professional work.

The name Shy Robot is shared with a comedy team in Chicago, with Danny as one of the founders. It is based on irony of the name vs. the teams extroversion, "Shy" being an homonym for "Chi", as well as a general soft spot for robots. 



Shy Robot Films is a filmmaking collective based in Chicago that creates commercial and creative film content. It originated from a comedy team sharing the same name. "Shy" being an homonym for for the city in which it originated, and "Robot", comes from, well, a general soft spot for robots. 

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